February 17, the militant violated ceasefire four times in Donbas. No combat losses among the Ukrainian military reported, according to the Joint Forces Operation HQ.
In the area of responsibility of the “Shid” operational-tactical group, the enemy fired towards the Ukrainian positions from 82mm mortars and heavy anti-tank grenade launchers near Novomykhailivka. Near the settlement of Slavne, the enemy used automatic heavy and heavy anti-tank grenade launchers.
In the area of responsibility of the operational-tactical group “Pivnich”, the militants opened fire from hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers and large-caliber machine guns near Pivdenne, and not far from Shumy, the enemy fired from automatic heavy-duty grenade launchers, heavy machine guns and sniper weapons.
Ukrainian defenders opened fire in response to enemy’s attack.